Archive for July 19th, 2009

Tarot Card for the Day ~ July 20

July 19, 2009

The Chariot

Battle of Mount Badon

Didn’t see this card from the middle of January till the end of June, and now it’s back again.  And I still say it’s a great card for deep summer, when the magic is flyin’ about and there’s a new Harry out an’ all.  And it’s a superb card for a Monday, especially if  you are a confirmed caffeine junky like I am.

Traditional readings for this card include things like succor, providence and triumph.  Or something along the lines of make a choice, stand by it and carry it through. Or maybe even willpower, and recognizing that you have the ability to focus your will to accomplish amazing things.

Anna-Marie Ferguson’s Legend Tarot deck has The Chariot indicating victory, leadership and controlling a situation of conflicting sentiments, among other things.

I tend to interpret this card based on the counsel that seems most positive for and helpful to my clients when it shows up.

When The Chariot appears, I say, “Okay.  Regarding what you’re asking about, what you want, or whatever the case may be:

“Go after it.  Go after it aggressively.  Not even assertively.  Aggressively!  Full tilt, run ’em over if they won’t surrender or get out of your way aggressively.  But…

“Make very, very sure that in going after what you want, you do not let yourself become pulled off balance or pushed out of balance – or otherwise become out of balance – physically, emotionally, financially, spiritually, or any-other-ly.” 

And keep a cool head.

Here’s the analogy:  When you’re driving a war chariot into battle, once you’re committed to the fight you’ve gotta push, drive, plunge.  But, if you lose your balance, you’ll get bounced out of the chariot and right onto the point of a spear.

And when you go into battle, you must fight hard but remain cool and focused.  If you give over to emotion, you may lose sufficient awareness of what’s really going on around you, and become raven kibble.  

So, today: Go after what you really want – aggressively.  But don’t let yourself get pulled out of balance, or lose your cool at a critical moment.

Bright Blessings, balance, focus and Charge!

 Thought for the Day: Each man takes care that his neighbor shall not cheat him.  But a day comes when he begins to care that he does not cheat his neighbor.  Then all goes well – he has changed his market-cart into a chariot of the sun.  ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

And:  Bring me my bow of burning gold!

              Bring me my arrows of desire!

              Bring me my spear! O clouds, unfold!

              Bring me my chariot of fire!  ~ William Blake

 

Today’s Weather: Burning gold.  Tweezles around the edge.

On This Date: 1968Special Olympics founded.

And: 1969 – Apollo Program: Apollo 11 successfully lands the first man on the Moon.